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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

NEWS YOU CAN USE WEEK OF 5/26

In our weekly series, BandsOnABudget.com goes through the dregs to bring you the best in DIY focused news, tips, and advice on the topics of touring, marketing, promoting, social media, PR, & more.

Seriously, Spotify is Your Friend

Spotify, the popular song streaming platform has recently reached an astounding milestone: 10 million paying subscribers. TEN MILLION. On top of that, they also have 40 million active users across 56 countries. That’s an enormous amount of people that could be listening to your music. Check out this infographic that Spotify has put together to commemorate their success.

How to Use Facebook Events to Get People to Your Shows

From uploading an event photo to simply getting your dates and times straight, the usefulness of a Facebook event should never be underestimated. It’s a great feature that can build tons of excitement for your next show. These 10 rules on the creation of a Facebook event won’t let you down.

Getting Your Music on College Radio

At the moment, nationally recognized radio stations might be a bit of a reach for your band; however college radio might be the place for you. It’s a huge mix of small student-run operations to vastly influential community stations. This article covers why college radio still matters, what counts as a college market station, and how you get your music on the air.

6 Rules for Sharing a Band Practice Space

It’s hard enough to get along with your messy roommates in your confined apartment, so imagine how hard it must be to make music with your bandmates in a confined practice space. These rules on sharing rehearsal space ensure maximum creativity and allow you to get your money’s worth, while preventing any unnecessary band casualties.

Video Tips from Youtube

Youtube shares a series of tips that cover a lot of ground for any musician that is considering to use their services. They have decided to focus these tips on the electronic music scene, but it seems to be beneficial for artists of any genres. With everything from channel articles to welcome videos, check out this article to make sure that your Youtube channel is up to date!

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